Mental Health Support Worker (East Kilbride)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Homebased - East Kilbride
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

  • Advertised from 26th August 2021
  • £12,801 - 21 hours per week. 12 months fixed term contract (aiming for a November 2021 start). Probable contract extension if funding secured.


Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting new opportunity for someone with a passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives and using their experience and compassion to provide direct support to people living with poor mental health or mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters.

Based in East Kilbride, you will work closely with our volunteer committee and members to support and develop our existing Monthly support group, to ensure that our long-established support group continues to provide essential support to increase social connections and help people tackle loneliness and develop confidence. You will also provide one to one support work outside of the group, and will work collaboratively to reach more people who need support, reaching specifically marginalised and excluded people, raising awareness of the service and of SiMS as a national organisation.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in mental health and/or will have lived experience of mental health issues as an individual or as a family member. You will understand the need for a compassionate, non-judgemental approach to supporting people and will be committed to fully involving people we support in developing and running the service.

You will have some experience of person-centred planning, and will be able to work with people in a group as well as on a one to one basis. You will be creative and friendly, with an open attitude that will encourage people to participate in activities and overcome feelings of isolation.

You will have good IT skills and be able to use online and digital platforms; and you will be able to keep accurate records, follow policies that keep people safe, and ensure we are able to measure the positive impact our work has on people who use the service.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer”: The post is for 21 hours a week worked flexibly between 9 and 5 to fit with the Group’s needs, with occasional hours required outside of these times. This post is home based, with some travel to meet colleagues in Glasgow.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental ill-health and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Many people who work with us have lived experience of the issues we support mental health.

Find out more about us on our Website and on Social Media.

Application notes

Interview date: 05-10-2021

Closing date: Midday, 23-09-2021.

Email your completed application pack to by Midday, 23-09-2021 With: Recruitment – Mental Health Support Worker East Kilbride in your email subject line.

Interviews are held via video call software.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.